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Police raid apartment, connect suspects to more than 50 crimes

By: Tim Johnston Email
By: Tim Johnston Email

The tenants at a Georgetown apartment complex, on Myers Drive, didn't need a TV to see any crime drama unfold, this evening. It was all happening right in front of them.

"I left to go to the store and there wasn't [anything] going on, then when I came back it's all of this," said neighbor David Miller referencing the police raid behind him.

Georgetown police raided a nearby apartment, pulling out electronics, shoes, and creating quite a show.

"They really took a big bust out of crime," applauded Paul Edwards, who also lives in the apartment complex.

However, this show was very real. The officers say they found evidence at this apartment and at another home, that ties three juveniles to roughly 50 to 100 cases that have happened around Georgetown for several months.

"During our search, we located several more stolen items: iPods, lap tops, cell phones," described Lt. Robert Swanigan of the Georgetown Police Department, "we took out some Tvs, X-boxes, and numerous, numerous electronic devices."

"It's pretty astronomical! This has been a plague for us for months upon months," remarked Lt. Swanigan.

Police say they first came across the juvenile suspects at a different place in town, and that lead them to raiding this apartment. Inside the evidence suggested to police they were behind multiple car burglaries, break-ins and other acts of vandalism.

"The most recent one [report] was yesterday where a weight bench was taken and some weights and boxing equipment," said Lt. Swanigan, adding, "We just recovered those items from upstairs in this apartment."

Georgetown police say they also believe juveniles slashed more than a dozen tires in the Ponderosa Park and Elkhorn Green subdivision last week.

"[It's been] A rough road, multiple cases taken, and countless hours spent by our officers investigating this. It feels good to be able to close this," boasted Lt. Swanigan.

Now, police say they just want to focus on returning the recovered items but they ask that anyone who may have been victimized to come claim their property.


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